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Gardening can bring incredible benefits for you, it’s good for both mental and physical health. Many seniors choose gardening and planting as a hoppy to stay active and enjoy life and the beauty of nature.
Gardening is a great way to get some exercise and encourage physical movement and improve flexibility. Spending some time working outside in the garden provides natural source of vitamin D which is important for bone health and other body functions.
Gardening improves mental and emotional health, spending time working with hands in the garden requires focus, also it forms sense of awareness and reasoning which help keep the brain sharp and lower the risk of dementia. Daily gardening helps get rid of negative energy and stress, it lowers the risk of depression and reduce anxiety. Watching plants growing and enjoying the flowers or fruits and vegetable during the harvest time boosts the mood and makes you feel better!
It’s always important to use caution before starting to work in the garden. Her is some safety tips to consider: Work early in the morning or later in the evening when the sun is less fierce, wear sun protection. Drink water to prevent dehydration, take breaks and get some rest. Use lightweight tools with soft grips, easy-to-hold handles. Treat bug bites or injuries right away. Carry a cellphone with you in case you need to call for help.